Events [Panel Discussion] Positive Responses to Climate Change

JCU Events

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

[Panel Discussion] Positive Responses to Climate Change


When: 13 September 2017, 7pm -- 8:30pm
Location:James Cook University, 149 Sims Drive 387380

Speakers:

Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum
Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) & President, Nature Society (Singapore)
Professor Michael Maniates
Social Sciences (Environmental Studies), Yale-The National University of Singapore (NUS)
Ms Jessica Cheam
Managing Editor of Eco-Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer and social entrepreneur
Mr Sandeep Chamling Rai
Senior Advisor, Global Adaptation Policy, WWF International
Dr George M Jacobs
James Cook University Singapore, author on environmental education and humane education & President, Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

Summary

In the mid-1960s, during the Cold War, the world lived in fear of the nuclear bomb, as the Soviet Union and United States threatened to unleash on each other what came to be called MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction). Today, about fifty years later, perhaps climate change represents the world’s greatest fear, threatening to unleash an arsenal of natural disasters, which may flood large portions of the populated world, including Singapore, and wreak havoc on our food supply. Yes, climate change does indeed represent a grave threat. However, instead of cowering in fear and building their personal life rafts, our expert panel see opportunities for making long overdue changes, changes which will not only lessen the destruction of climate change but also make our world a happier, healthier place.

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